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Is there a secret to getting things done and achieving your goal?

It all starts with using the power of your imagination to create a vision. To support this vision, you need to develop a long-term plan made up of clear and actionable individual goals. And finally, you need to commit to carrying out your plan despite the potential obstacles you will likely face along the way.

Here are steps to setting your goals and developing a plan to achieve them:

Review Your Vision

Before you can commit to anything in your life, you need a better understanding of yourself and the different roles you play. We are never just one thing. You could be a leader, a parent, a sibling, a student, a volunteer, and so on. Your personal role is every bit as important as who you are professionally.

What are your goals and how do they contribute to the bigger picture or the vision that you have for yourself? If they don’t bring meaning to it, then maybe it’s not a realistic goal. Remember that your efforts should serve a purpose.

Divide your goals amongst the various roles in life. This will help you prioritize and focus your time on the things that matter.


Are your goals Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-specific? This guide will ensure that the goals you are setting are healthy.

Share with Others

When you share your goals with your friends or those you trust such as a mentor or teacher, you make the goal more official. You feel more accountable for seeing the goal through. It also gives the opportunity to refine the goal after receiving feedback on whether it’s a goal worth aiming for.

Break it Down

Long-term plans can be overwhelming. The trick is to break them down into milestones that are achievable over a shorter amount of time. With every milestone met, you feel closer to your goal. It empowers you to keep moving forward.

Make Them Visible

It’s easy to forget your plans when you are not reminded of them every day. There are different approaches to reminding yourself of your plans. One is to set an alert for yourself on your digital device that will force you to look at where you are and if you’ve done anything lately to get you closer to meeting milestones and achieving your goals.

Some people create a vision board that is visible somewhere prominent in their home. By seeing your dreams and goals every day, you feel inspired and motivated to keep pushing forward.

When aiming for success, having the skill to develop and manage a plan with goals is key. Do you struggle with putting your vision into words and on paper so that you can finally move towards reaching them? I believe I can help you. Let’s connect, and I just might be able to help you clear a path to your goals:

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Greg Nichvalodoff, BSc. BM (Honors), MBA, PCC, CMC
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